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Dec. 17, 2014

11:19 a.m.

Fed promises ‘patient’ approach to rate hikes
The Federal Reserve is signaling that it's edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows because of a strengthening U.S. economy and job market. But it is promising to be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. The Fed said ...

11:03 a.m.

Nevada regulator testifies in Las Vegas gambling ruse
Nevada regulator testifies in Las Vegas gambling ruse
A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge that investigators spent hours briefing a federal prosecutor before employing a ruse to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace and break up what prosecutors say ...

10:53 a.m.

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Ex-Marines: Man who killed 6 argued with ex-wife
ormer Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before committing suicide said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him. Adam Perone and Robert Groover ...

10:37 a.m.

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Judge: 1944 execution of black boy, 14, was wrong
A judge has overturned the murder conviction of a 14-year-old black boy who was executed in 1944 in the deaths of two white girls in segregated South Carolina. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen ruled ...

10:21 a.m.

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U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the ...

10:05 a.m.

City Council approves funding for Las Vegas soccer stadium
City Council approves funding for Las Vegas soccer stadium
A split Las Vegas City Council approved public funding today for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium, marking a major turning point in the yearlong debate ...

9:38 a.m.

Key dates in U.S. relations with Cuba
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations ...

9:21 a.m.

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount
Republican Martha McSally has won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives by 167 votes after a recount in the nation's last undecided congressional race from the midterm elections. The results released by a judge Wednesday mean ...

9:14 a.m.

14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak
Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted drug injections. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of ...

8:57 a.m.

Light rain expected throughout the day in Las Vegas
Light rain expected throughout the day in Las Vegas
Dark clouds in Las Vegas today are expected to bring rain to the valley and a chance for fresh snow on Mount Charleston, according to the National Weather Service. Light rain is expected ...

8:01 a.m.

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Obama: U.S. ending outdated approach to Cuba
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's ...

Tuesday

Dec. 16, 2014

9:24 p.m.

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Bucks’ Jabari Parker out for season with knee injury
Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night's 96-94 win ...

9 p.m.

Las Vegas’ underwater mortgage rate improving but still worst in nation
Las Vegas’ underwater mortgage rate improving but still worst in nation
Some 27.8 percent of local homeowners with mortgages were upside-down — meaning their debt outweighs their home’s value — in the third quarter. That’s down from 39.6 percent a year ago and ...

8 p.m.

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Study: Better tourist visa laws could boost U.S. economy
Better tourist visa laws would boost the country’s revenue by at least $7.6 billion and create 50,000 jobs within five years ...

7:30 p.m.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law
With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over ...

7 p.m.

Nazarian out of day-to-day operations at SLS
Nazarian out of day-to-day operations at SLS
Sam Nazarian has been the driving force behind SLS Las Vegas, but he encountered serious difficulty two weeks ago when ...

6:25 p.m.

Coroner releases cause of death in June car accident
Coroner releases cause of death in June car accident
The cause of death of a Las Vegas woman who died in a June vehicle collision was released today ...

5:50 p.m.

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Cosby won’t be charged over molestation claim
Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974 ...

5:25 p.m.

Las Vegas man, 69, arrested in sexual assault of child
Las Vegas man, 69, arrested in sexual assault of child
Detectives have arrested a Las Vegas man after an investigation revealed sexual misconduct with a juvenile. Francisco Vivar-Galvez, 69, faces six counts of sexual assault against a child under 14 ...

4:07 p.m.

Nevada employment climbing toward 2007 peak
In 2016, Nevada employment will surpass its peak year of 2007, a jobs expert predicted Tuesday. After 2007, the recession hit and 175,000 jobs were lost. Since then ...

3:32 p.m.

Photo: The exterior of Hakkasan at MGM Grand on Thursday,
Nightclub operator Hakkasan acquiring Light Group in $36 million deal
Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...

2:24 p.m.

Photo: Chicago's Darion Radcliff (15) celebrates after dr
Did Las Vegas get cheated in Little League World Series?
Our Little Leaguers might have been cheated Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas last summer became the first Nevada team to reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and appeared to be the best team at the event. But they were ...

1:55 p.m.

Heller says Ted Cruz shows ‘disrespect’ for Senate colleagues
Heller says Ted Cruz shows ‘disrespect’ for Senate colleagues
Count Nevada Sen. Dean Heller among Senate Republicans frustrated at the antics of colleague Ted Cruz, who kept the Senate open Saturday and allowed Sen. Harry Reid to ...

1:14 p.m.

Complaint: Man threatened boy if he told about sex assault
Complaint: Man threatened boy if he told about sex assault
A man accused of sexually assaulting children in his own family threatened to break a boy’s legs if he told anyone what happened, according to a criminal complaint in Las Vegas Township Justice Court. The suspect ...

11:57 a.m.

Report: Housing outlook not ‘warm and fuzzy’
Report: Housing outlook not ‘warm and fuzzy’
With home sales and construction plans sliding and prices flat, there’s little reason to feel “warm and fuzzy” about Las Vegas’ housing market next year, a new report says. Builders sold ...

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